Savi J :: 6 months

Okay, can I just go ahead and say that The Price is Right has got to be about the best gameshow in the history of gameshows? I love having it on in the living room as background noise…I may or may not pretend that the audience is sometimes cheering for me…it’s all good. And Plinko?! Heck yes!!!

Anywho, that’s where my head is at this dreary Wednesday morning.


Miss Savi J’s 6-month session back in January was full of wiley children, smiles, goofy faces and sweet hugs. Since we had such a bitter winter this year, we opted to shoot these all inside {man it feels so good to be outside again!!!}, so all focus is on these adorable little blondies. Plus, it was Gavinn’s 5th birthday, so we snapped a few of him, too…and then some of MiaRae, too. Siblings. Awesome.

Featured on Landlocked Bride :: Danielle and Shane’s Crow River Winery Wedding

Still over the moon that Danielle and Shane’s beautiful wedding was featured on Landlocked Bride last Friday! Whoo, hoo!! Check out the link if you haven’t already!


Way back in July of 2008 I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. I created a name, did some minor layout changes and BOOM had a blog. I had no idea what I was going to blog about {I was entering my final year of photography school and, let’s be honest, still very much a newbie}. I was all about Photoshop actions and filters, crazy camera tilts…yikes. It’s pretty awesome.

In June of 2010 I updated my blogging platform to this particular ProPhoto layout. The look has changed a bit over the years; the content has matured, the images have slowly but progressive gotten better…and I’ve come to calling this place my photography journal. Friends and strangers check in on me here time to time as I share about the business, my travels and my life. It’s truly just amazing for me to have this teeny little corner of the interwebs to call my own.

And today, oh glorious wonderful today marks my 500th post on this blog. Seriously–isn’t that nuts! That means that over the past nearly-four years, I have logged in 500 times. I have sat down for some Qwerty action and words have strung together to form sentences. I’ve shared, celebrated, complained and have been in complete awe on this blog. I appreciate you coming by and am looking forward to the next 500 posts!

Also, I’d like to throw a shout out to one beautiful little girl and one fantastically crazy woman today.


Miss MiaRae Elizabeth ~ Auntie loves you so, so much…your enchanting smile brightens up anyone’s day. I love your painful-shyness and the heart-melting way you lovingly curl up in my lap. Happy 3rd birthday, sweet girl!

And to my awesome Nans…though you no longer sport the red hair, my friends still pick you out by your gold shoes. Your zest for life and devotion to family has inspired me for years. I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebrating all your young years-here’s to many, many more.

And a very big thanks to all who have supported me through these crazy years of starting a business!! It’s been a nonsensically-wonderful ride and I appreciate all the kind words, tips, high fives, support, love, connections and friendship we’ve shared over these years.

Here’s to the next 500!!

TD - April 16, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Congrats on the first 500! It’s been so much fun watching you master the camera, catch incredible moments of life and mature into an absolutely thoroughly beautiful woman. We’ll done! Cannot wait to see what’s next! Love you

You are a gift! - April 16, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Wish I could make this thing give you a hug and tell you how crazy proud I am of you, my stupendous niece. Perfect way to toast 500!!

Evie - April 16, 2014 - 12:15 pm

It has been a treat to read your blogs and look at your beautiful pictures. You never disappoint on either front!

Megan & Tom :: Married

I’ve been sitting on this wedding, keeping its beauty all to myself…but my mother taught me that it was always nicer to share, so…


Megan and Tom’s wedding day was nothing short of what every wedding should be. Sunny skies, a gorgeous and happy bride, a dashing and cheerful groom, a wicked fun wedding party and so much unadulterated love and affection from their friends and family as all their planning and hard work came to fruition. The only obstacles of the day were the ferocious winds and high temperatures, but they had nothing on the blissfully elated couple. They smiled through photographs, laughed and shed happy tears throughout the ceremony, cheered during dinner and speeches and felt the absolute, ever-present warmth of love as they began their life together to the thunderous applause of the fireworks overhead.

Megan Edstrom - April 15, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Teared up looking at these! Amazing work along with a beautiful couple!! :)

Calie - April 12, 2014 - 10:39 am

Amazing wedding!

Brady :: 1 year

Aaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaa….big stretch. Insert sleepy yawn and loud chugging of coffee.

Back home again and reminiscing about our Californian adventures…we left Oceanside yesterday morning at 5:13am and I walked into my house last night at 5:47pm. Crazy how sitting in a car/plane/airport/plane/truck can take so much out of a person.;-)Anywho, no worries-I’ll recap some of my favorite travel adventures soon!

Getting back in the swing of things is always my favorite part about a trip. Intentions and energy are running at all-time highs and I’m ready to be so, so productive after a few leisure days. It’s fantastic!

Another thing that gets my rusty gears going is photographing returning clients. Watching a family grow, celebrating milestones and getting to know clients as friends is just so super awesome…Brady turned one in the midst of this bitter winter and I was so stoked when his mother called me to set up a milestone cake-smash session. And check out these beautiful brown eyes…such a sweetheart!!

Maureen - April 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm